Pay gap creating crisis in human services sector, agencies say
A 2017 report with UMass Dartmouth about the human services workforce crisis is cited
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Fourteen months after the signing of a law calling for equal pay across gender lines, representatives from human services agencies asked legislators for help closing a different sort of pay gap.
A Providers' Council study released in February found that the number of human services jobs in Massachusetts shot up by 67 percent to 164,000 from 2003 to 2014. Between now and 2024, the industry will need to fill 24,000 to 25,000 new jobs, according to the study, which was conducted by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and UMass Dartmouth.
October 12, 2017